SUGGESTIONS FOR THOSE WHO FALL SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN FEELING MILDLY BLUE AND SUFFERING FROM MAJOR CLINICAL DEPRESSION
Technically, those who don’t quite meet diagnoses of major depressive disorder or dysthymia are known as subsyndromal. Studies on subsyndromal conditions have found that they can actually be quite disabling, often causing as much misery and costing those suffering from them as many days off work as the full-blown syndromes themselves. Clearly this is a mid-zone, where judgement is required as to whether to involve a doctor or not. It’s not a cold, it’s not pneumonia, it’s more like bronchitis or laryngitis, something nasty but not deadly. Seeking out medical attention is certainly the prudent course in such situations, but in reality, people often choose to take matters into their own hands. Whether or not you choose to involve a doctor in the treatment of your symptoms, St John’s Wort can certainly be used, often to good effect. Follow the same guidelines for dosing and monitoring as outlined above.
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